Environment

NJPPN provides accurate and unbiased information to enable citizens to better comprehend and act on pressing concerns and exciting opportunities confronting our state and nation. The top three areas of focus include:

  • Climate change policies, adaptation and mitigation at the national, state and local levels
  • A clear and defined energy policy that will enhance the environmental and economic position of NJ while at the same time targeting, promoting and supporting a move towards renewable energy technologies and resources. This includes supporting programs such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
  • Identifying and informing members and the public about the facts on the continued reliance on fossil fuels, hydraulic fracturing and the threats to citizens from infrastructure and by-products associated with this type of extreme energy extraction.

NJPPN also provides ongoing, fact-based information to the public and policy makers on global, national, state and local issues that impact the protection of public health and safety, conservation of natural resources, sustainability and environmental stewardship. 


 The Agenda 21 Controversy and Your Town: A Fact-Based Toolkit for Town Leaders and Concerned Citizens

North Jersey Public Policy Network is proud to release a first-of-its kind toolkit to inform NJ citizens about anti-Agenda 21 discussions and actions happening in NJ towns and counties.

Click here for toolkit: Agenda 21 Toolkit

Please share this information with your town council, green team, environmental commission and planning board.

Ethics & Climate: The Agenda 21 Disinformation Campaign -- Part 1 and 2

http://blogs.law.widener.edu/climate/2013/05/30/the-agenda-21-disinformation-campaign-in-the-united-states-an-ethical-critique-of-an-attack-on-sustainability/

http://blogs.law.widener.edu/climate/2013/06/02/the-anti-agenda-21-disinformation-campaign-part-2/


Climate Change

November 18, 2014: Senate Rejects the Keystone Pipeline, NYTimes

The Senate bill that would have allowed construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline to begin was defeated 51 to 49 on Tuesday evening. While the Senate is expected to revive the bill in 2015, it is also likely that President Obama will veto it, and the Keystone Pipeline controversy will continue.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/us/politics/keystone-xl-pipeline.html

Please note: New Jersey Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez voted against the Pipeline.

Here is a link to the U.S. Senate Roll Call on the Keystone Vote. Note:  http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=2&vote=00280

Does Sustainability Mean Anything Anymore? Lessons from Pfizer, Alcoa, and Alcatel-Lucent, Forbes Magazine, June 13, 2014

Building a Culture for Sustainability: People, Planet, and Profits in a New Green Economy, by Jeana Wirtenberg, Ph.D

This practical, easy-to-understand book sets a path to successfully building a culture for sustainability in today's global marketplace, providing "best practice" case studies from industries and sectors including manufacturing, business-to-business, hospitality, consumer products, telecommunications, and professional services.

President Said to Be Planning to Use Executive Authority on Carbon Rule, The New York Times, May 28, 2014

Global Warming's Six Americas in September 2012, Yale Project on Climate Change Communication

Opinion: Climate Change is Real -- And It's Worse Than We Though, Dr. James Hansen

Game Over Climate Change, The New York Times Opinion, Dr. James Hansen

TED Talk: Climate Change is Simple, David Roberts, June 2012

Want to Know What Global Warming Looks Like?, Associated Press, July 2012

A Greener Way to Calculate GDP, Bloomberg Businessweek, Alex Morales, June 2012

Heat Wave Raises Warning Signs for Climate Change Scientists
       

RGGI

NJ Court: Gov. Christie Illegally Repealed Climate Change Pollution Rules, Trenton, March 25, 2014

A Response to "Cap-and-Trade is Terminally Ill: Faithful Say Not"

Current and Potential Benefits of RGGI, June 2012

Environmental Group Files Suit Over Christie's RGGI Pullout, NJBiz, June 2012

Emissions Fell Under Cap and Trade Program, Report Says, The New York Times, June 2012

Video: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Climate Mama and the Balancing Act on Lifetime TV

Keep New Jersey In RGGI: A Triumph in Bi-Partisian Collaboration for Ten States

Why New Jersey Should Remain in RGGI

An Empty Seat at the Table: NJ Misses March Pollution Auction, Leaving $10 Million on the Table

Benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

RGGI Revenue Increases NJ Economic Growth by $159 Million

RGGI Reform Principles

Save RGGI Petition: Open Letter to Governor Christie

Trends in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The RGGI Bill: Returning to Where We Started, and Building on That: Part One & Part Two
 

World Renowned NASA Scientist Demystifies Climate Change at NJPPN Lecture